Thursday, April 24, 2014

Taylored Expressions & Faber-Castell Blog Hop

Hello, crafty friends and welcome to the Taylored Expressions and Faber-Castell Blog Hop!  Can I just say, it's a match made in Heaven, my friends!  If you stumbled along to my blog, you're in for a treat as you keep up the hop.  There is so much inspiration in this fun 2 day hop!

Let's get started, shall we?  I had never used the Gelatos before, but I am officially in love. . .possibly obsessed with these sweet little babies!  For my first project I colored and rubbed those Gelatos all over a canvas.  When I had the background the way I liked, I sprayed some workable fixative over the project to ensure it didn't smudge.


The Chalk Board Paint is just as fun, people!  So many possibilities!  I painted on some Choice White cardstock, and after each application I heat set it so that it would dry quickly.  I ended up putting about 3 to 4 coats all over the cardstock.


Once I was done painting, I used the Banner Stacklets 2 die to get my panel.  I stamped my sentiment from the Taylored Expressions set called Shade Tree Scriptures.  That set is filled with beautiful sentiments.  The next step was really fun.  I made a stencil from the flower die from the Branches, Banner & Bloom die, and used the Pastel Pencils to color the flower.  It's such a great technique on the Chalk Board Paint, and really gives it that chalkboard look!  One of my favorite memories as a kid in elementary school was when the teachers would let us use different colors of chalk on the chalkboard :)


I used the other dies in the Branches, Banner & Bloom die set to make the vines and added some lace ribbon.  I just love how the finished project turned out :)

Stamps:  Shade Tree Scriptures
Ink:  Craft White, Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper:  Choice White, SU Garden Green, SU Blush Blossom
Accessories:  Faber-Castell Chalk Board Paint, Faber-Castell Gelatos, Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils, TE Banner Stacklets 2 die, TE Branches, Banner & Bloom die, spray fixative, canvas, lace trim, foam tape

Here's a closer look at how vibrant those Pastel Pencils are on the Chalk Board Paint.


Here are a few more projects I made with the products:

I used a watercolor brush with the Pastel Pencils, and stamped the image using the Stamper's Big Brush artist pens.
Accessories:  TE Label Stacklets 4 die, TE Scribbles Cutting Plate, Faber-Castell Gelatos, Faber-Castell PITT Big Brush art pens, Faber-Castell Pastel Pencils, spray fixative, watercolor brush, foam tape

Before you head off on the rest off the hop, there is a giveaway!

Giveaway Details:
Simply comment on any (or all!) of our Blog Hop posts from April 24-April 25. For each comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two fabulous prizes: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Faber-Castell prize pack of Gesso, Glaze, Gel Medium, and 10 new Gelatos Double Scoops and one lucky winner will receive a Taylored Expressions stamp set and die of choice! Comments close Sunday, April 27 at 8pm PST. 

130 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects Cassie. Love the different techniques you used... the chalkboard paint looks so much fun! Neat idea using the negative of the die-cut!

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  2. Wow! Love those cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  3. I love the background, must try the chalkboard paint!

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  4. What a BEAUTIFUL pair of projects!!!
    LOVE your canvas, GORGEOUS colours and fabulous combo of products and techniques!!!
    LOVE your card too!!!
    SO MANY stamps & dies, pens, pencils & products added to my "to-buy & try" list
    => THANK YOU for the CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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  5. Wow! Your canvas is so beautiful! Love every detail! And what a pretty card too!

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  6. Beautiful creations, loving your GORGEOUS canvas....really makes the products shine! Well done! TFS!!!

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  7. Beautiful projects. Thanks for the lesson!

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  8. The details on your canvas is amazing, love it and your card is so striking!!!

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  9. thanks for sharing your inspirational project. I am DYING to get my hands on some of those gelato's, and the pens look really fun, too!

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  10. Love the canvas! The colors are gorgeous. That chalkboard paint is such a fun product.

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  11. Thanks for demonstrating the various techniques. Maybe I'll be inspired to try "canvas". You have beautiful examples.

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  12. Lovely canvas. So striking. the card is lovely as well.

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  13. Loving all of the great inspiration from 2 of my favorite company's! Can't wait till tomorrow :-)
    Crafty Hugs,
    Denise Craftyladydp @gmail .com

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  14. the canvas project is wonderful! LOVE it! thanks for sharing and inspiring me to try more and different things!

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  15. Wow! Just amazing! Love the vibrant colors of the pastels on the chalkboard!!

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  16. Oh my - I love the chalkboard idea!! I too always loved it when my teachers used colored chalk - it was like getting a treat!! Beautiful cards!!

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  17. Two more great ideas for gift giving. The canvas is something I really need to do. Plus another technique to use the cutting plate for. You are amazing - thanks for sharing.

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  18. Your projects turned out so lovely and they really look like they were a ton of fun to create! Thanks for inspiring me to want to play!

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  19. love the vibrant colors on your FAB projects!

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  20. Very very pretty. Will have to try this technique.

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  21. Amazing card! I just love learning about all of these techniques! Thank you so much!! :)

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  22. These cards are soooooooo cool! Love the bright colors.

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  23. WOW!!!! Your projects are AWESOME Cassie! Thanks for showing us so many pictures. Love all that color.... So beautiful. :-)

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  24. very fun! love the chalkboard!
    Sandra ltb

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  25. So pretty!! I love the the vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing!! AJ@queenofmynest

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  26. Oh my goodness, your canvas is a masterpiece! How cool is that? I hope you have that handing in your house.

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  27. Gorgeous colors, I love that chalkboard paint too!

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  28. Lovely! I need to get me some of the chalkboard paint. The possibilities would be endless!

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  29. Great use of color and wonderful sentiment!

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  30. Loved both the projects! Especially the combination of chalkboard with the bright green. You have certainly given me a lot of food for thought!

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  31. This came out so pretty.
    Lovely colors on it.
    Carla from Utah

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  32. That turned out so cute! I absolutely love the Gelatos! I use them when I art journal all the time!

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  33. I've never used Gelatos either. Sure would like to give them a try. The colors are super.

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  34. Your canvas is pretty! I really love it!

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  35. Your project is wonderful, I love all the elements and layers.
    thanks for the inspiration

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  36. Beautiful project. Have to try those Gelatos, too!

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  37. I'm amazed at how well those pencils color. I've got to have them!

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  38. Love the canvas! Beautiful picture to put up or give as a gift. The card is lovely too.

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  39. two beautiful projects, for not using gelatos before you sure rock at them, i just got mine recently and my stuff doesn't look like that......yet (fingers crossed). looking forward to see what you create tomorrow.

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  40. Fabulous projects using these products. I like how you colored the flowers on the chalkboard.

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  41. I love how you used the chalkboard paint.

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  42. Great shading and use of different mediums!

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  43. Great projects! I just bought some Gelatos and I was hoping to pick up some ideas on this hop! Love the chalkboard paint also, and die cuts from the Branches, Banner & Bloom die set!

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  44. Both projects are great but I think the pot of veins was my favorite. Really bold and bright.

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  45. Wow, oh wow. I love the look of the pencils over the chalkboard paint. I have to get those pencils. I love TE.

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  46. Well aren't you artsy. I love the green on the canvas. Nice.

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  47. These are beautiful! I love the green backgrounds, my favorite color!

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  48. Love the card and think that canvas is fab-u-lous! Those pastel pencils are on my list of need to get ASAP!

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  49. Love your canvas & card. Really vibrant colors!

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  50. Wow Cassie!!! Soooo beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. I agree, TE + Faber Castell = awesomeness!!

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  52. Hopping thru creative awesomeness! Thank you for encouraging me to try Gelattos. Beautiful work Cassie!

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  53. Cassie, These are Both Beautiful Canvas Pieces and So Inspirational Too. I LOVE the Story You told, I remember Feeling Exactly the same. WONDERFUL WORK....

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  54. I enjoyed the canvas work and how easy you made it seem. The chalkboard tag with the colored flowers is so cute!

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  55. I like how u used the die cut as a stencil.pretty project!

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  56. Thanks for sharing your projects. Love the vibrant colors!

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  57. your creative techniques are gorgeous - thanks for sharing

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  58. The colors and design you used perfectly highlighted the Scripture and gave it meaning. You did such a beautiful job! Thank you!

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  59. Great projects, must try the chalkpaint too

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  60. Beautiful Canvas and such a lovely card. I love that chalkboard effect. The Dies give a wonderful dimension to your canvas. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  61. Thanks for being part of the blog hop! I am glad you like Gelatos and I sure hope I win some! Your step by step design was nice of you to share.

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  62. Such pretty cards! I love seeing chalkboard paint in action, but i've yet to try it...

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  63. The canvas is beautiful! Love the chalkboard. And the card is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing how you created these lovely projects!

    ~Shery

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  64. Great project! Love the tutorial!

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  65. The canvas project is beautiful and I really love the card you made! I still can't believe how well the big brush markers stamp!! I'm floored.

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  66. Your work is absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to try the new F-C products.

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  67. Beautiful work! Thanks for the great instructions.

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  68. I haven't tried pencils on chalkboard yet. Guess what I'm doing today.

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  69. Two beautiful cards !! Wonderful blog hop! ... now decisions, decisions, decisions which great products would I chose should I win ... hmmmmm....
    ~ Terry ~

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  70. I too am new to gelatos, thank you for your wonderful inspiration :-)

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  71. WOW! Love them both. LoVe the lace on the canvas. Great colors! TFS!

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  72. Great instructions, thanks! Lovely work.

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  73. Gorgeous. Love the verse and the use of the chalkboard paint.

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  74. I haven't tried the gelatos yet but I keep hearing so many great things about them. The background you created for your canvas turned out so great and I love the black tag on the front. Great project.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  75. Both beautiful. I really love the card background.

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  76. Oh wonderful I adore the chalk board project, I have a jar and haven't used it yet, great inspiration, ty!!

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  77. This is something I will give a try. i have not dine this yet, but I am very interested. Thank You!!

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  78. love your projects. thanks for sharing

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  79. I love your canvas, what a beautiful piece of art!! I want to try that chalkboard paint SO bad, looks like tons of fun!! :)

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  80. what beautiful work, and your scripture quote is a blessing to me.

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  81. This new visitor sure does like your crafty talent! I love what you did! THank you for sharing!

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  82. Great cards....thanks for sharing how you made them. Thank you,too for a chance to win...so I can try to do what you did - LOL!
    Jan

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  83. Your canvas is beautiful!!! I love the chalkboard piece against the green background. TFS

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  84. Very cool technique! Great card!
    ~Kim

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  85. Those are very beautiful. Love all the details. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

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  86. Very amazing, I love this canvas! Thank you so much for sharing this technique...so beautiful.

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  87. Wonderful! I just bought some gelatos and I can't wait to try them out. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  88. I love your canvas. Thanks for sharing with us how you made it.

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  89. I had no idea Faber Castell had so many different mixed media products and I LOVE mixed media.

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  90. i love all the media used in the canvas, such great texture

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  91. Fantastic projects. They look like
    so much fun to create.

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  92. Awesome canvas and love the gelatos also, actually all their products and really like the sentiment stamp set you used.

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  93. I love how these gelatos can be used. Brilliant projects both

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  94. Gelatos are so much fun. Love your project!

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  95. Beautiful projects. Very pretty.

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  96. I am officially in love with the chalkboard paint! I must have some! Gorgeous projects. Aren't the gelatos a lot of FUN?!

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  97. Fabulous projects...love your work!

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  98. I just love what you did with the chalkboard paiont. SO nice. Beautiful projects. Great work.

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  99. WOW .... love your creative work! Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  100. Love this little canvas. You have given me some great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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  101. Both projects are so creative -- you are one very talented lady.. Thank you for sharing .I must get me some of those gelatos

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  102. What a wonderful canvas project and card! Love gelatos and chalkboard paint!

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  103. The chalkboard looks great :)

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  104. I love that gorgeous canvas. Those pastel pencils look fantastic on the chalkboard background.

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  105. Wow! Just love the way you used the products to create such a pretty, unique piece! Thanks for sharing your crative ideas.

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  106. That canvas is so beautiful!!!

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  107. The chalkboard look is so pretty on your card and the greenery looks great.

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  108. Wow...love how the chalkboard paint really makes things pop!!!

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  109. Great spring cards. Love them.

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  110. Such a Spring card you have made, I really like the combinatiosn fo colours. Thanks for the possibility to win these great products.

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  111. Hi Cassie!! Oh wow, this canvas piece is absolutely beautiful!!! I love the techniques you shared because now I am extremely inspired to try to recreate something similar--super duper inspiring my friend!!! Thank you so much for showcasing some different Faber Castell products with fabulous Taylored Expressions products--and I agree, I think they were made for each other :) Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration for this wonderful co-hop! Hugs and have a blessed day!

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  112. I like that sentiment. Now I want to get out my Gelatos and play.

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  113. Gorgeous canvas and card! I love the vibrant colors, thanks for sharing.

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  114. Love your projects, especially the rose on your second card. Great job.

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  115. Lovely projects! Thanks for sharing :)

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  116. What beautiful projects!! I love how you did the flowers for your chalkboard piece. Awesome canvas. :) And I didn't know you could use water with the pastel pencils to get that look on the card. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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